A coupled electromechanical and hydrodynamic simulation of a direct-drive generator connected to a heaving buoy for wave energy conversion has been developed. The system is based around a novel linear generator referred to as 'Snapper' which incorporates a magnetic coupling, resulting in a latching power take-off mechanism. The system has been simulated in the time domain using the Matlab differential equation solvers, and a prototype generator designed, built and tested.
|Title of host publication||IET Conference Publications|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|